LAFF: 'Mother, I Love You', 'Code Black' Win Jury Awards
The Los Angeles Film Festival crowned Janis Nord's Mother, I Love You and Ryan McGarry's Code Black as the jury award winners on Sunday.
Mother, I Love You, which premiered in the U.S. at the festival, won the Narrative Award while Code Black, which made its world premiere at LAFF, won the Documentary award.
The honors were presented at an awards brunch Mary Elizabeth Winstead. The 19th Los Angeles Film Festival, produced by non-profit Film Independent, is held from June 13 - 23. The festival said it premiered 35 titles during the ten-day event.
LAFF kicked off with of Pedro Almodovar's I'm So Excited on opening night. On Friday, director James Wan's supernatural thriller, The Conjuring was screened at the festival. A screening of Steve Carell's The Way, Way Back will close the festival.
The winner's list is below:
DirecTV Documentary Award (for Best Documentary Feature)
Winner: Code Black directed by Ryan McGarry
DirecTV Narrative Award (for Best Narrative Feature)
Winner: Mother, I Love You directed by Janis Nords
Best Performance in the Narrative Competition
Winner: Geetanjali Thapa in Kamar K.M’s I.D.
Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature
Winner: Short Term 12, directed by Destin Daniel Cretton
Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature
Winner: American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs, directed by Grace Lee
Audience Award for Best International Feature
Winner: Sony Pictures Classics’ Wadjda, directed by Haifaa Al Mansour
Honolulu Film Office Award for Best Narrative Short Film
Winner: Walker directed by Tsai Ming-Liang
Honolulu Film Office Award for Best Documentary Short Film
Winner: Stone directed by Kevin Jerome Everson
Honolulu Film Office Award for Best Animated/Experimental Short Film
Winner: Oh Willy… directed by Emma De Sweaf, Marc James Roels
Audience Award for Best Short Film
Winner: Grandpa and Me and a Helicopter to Heaven directed by Åsa Blanck and Johan Palmgren
Audience Award for Best Music Video
Winner: Katachi directed by Kijek/Adamski